When I first received this Pranamat Eco, an acupressure therapeutic massage mat and pillow set, I was super intrigued. This mat is a step up from my regular yoga sports mat and the pillow adds as a stress relief to the upper back and neck area. I watched some youtube videos and really was looking forward to making my own experiences.
I lovingly call it a modern day bed of needles, the Pranamat Eco acupressure matt and pillow set supposedly techniques for self-healing and relaxation and helps release back pain, neck tensions, sleep aid and more. The design is really something i’ve never seen before. Lets get started with detailing. This set is not for the weak. These beautifully formed Lotus flowers on the top side of the mat hold an amount of 25 spike petal massagers. The choice of materials is not accidental – the natural original of linen and coconut fibre, friendly to you and to nature, help to adjust the energy levels of the body so that they are in tune with nature.
Most of us probably know what acupressure is or have at least heard of it. Acupressure comes from a similar lineage as Acupuncture – both are ancient Chinese healing therapies. While acupuncture uses needles to adjust the body’s energy flow, acupressure relies on pressure to simulate the needle’s effects without actually puncturing the skin. Both approaches offer a wide range of health benefits.
These are the benefits of Acupressure
When I first packed out the Pranamat ECO, I was surprised at how sharp the lotus flower-shaped massagers felt. I have to admit, I really didn’t believe anything enjoyable was going to come out of this experience. I read up on the topic and heard you should just ease yourself into it. How can you describe it, I would say similar to walking into the ocean, you have to ease your way in. Once you lay on the pillow and matt, you don’t feel any discomfort. A great tip I learnt was lying on your back with a nice thick cotton shirt between yourself and the product. This has really become a relaxing evening routine for me just before heading to bed. The first time I used this mat I immediately felt a rush of energy, stimulation, and intense physical focus.
I started using the Pranamat on its own, but have recently noticed how much I enjoy it in combination with the PranaPillow. I love how different the pressure points feel on my lower back in comparison to my upper back and neck area. I wish I could use the set while sitting at my desk everyday, but that is not possible. That is why I use the mat in my working hours and both products at the end of the day. It is a wonderful massage tool for self-healing, relaxation and revitalizing that restores the energy flow of your body. It is a physical experience that activates all areas of your body, stimulates the mind, and promotes spiritual growth. The acupressure pillow is also perfect for home medic personal use. Its size makes it also perfect for travel.
How does the Pranamat ECO Work?
Pranamat ECO’s unique lotus flower-shaped massagers individually treat each of the body’s meridian points.
Meridian points are energy channels ‘transporting’ life energy throughout the body. If there are blockages, leading to lack of energy supply to certain areas of the body, or a surplus of energy in other areas…
There is a total of 221 lotus flowers, and an astounding 5,525 points of acupressure on your body – all working to increase your circulation and restoring the natural energy flow. This ‘bed of nails’ design activates the meridian points throughout your body, stimulating your autonomic nervous system. The acupressure sensation causes the body to release waves of endorphins – feel-good chemicals that boost your mood and also work as effective natural painkillers. The list of potential benefits is long, and includes: a boost to your metabolism, better blood circulation, stress and pain relief, and reduction of inflammation and even cellulite! We especially like how the Pranamat ECO is FDA approved.
My Pranamat eco mat in Natural & Turquoise costs €110 and the pillow costs €80. You can also get a special 10% when purchasing both items together. This is right around the average cost of a good regular yoga mat and with all the added health benefits, this price makes the Pranamat a worthwhile investment.
What I like most about the Pranamat ECO is its versatility. You can take it with you to work, you can sit on it while you read or watch TV, before going to bed or while doing yoga and working out. This high quality product definitely is worth trying and your body will thank you for it!